LASIK Topography Guided

How Does Topography-Guided LASIK Work?

Topography-guided LASIK is a new option for treatment of myopia (nearsightedness) with or without astigmatism. While standard LASIK surgery has been helping individuals enhance correct visual refractive errors for many years, Contoura™ Vision takes the treatment a step further. The new FDA Approved Contoura™ Vision offers greater degrees of enhanced vision quality.

How does Contoura topography-guided LASIK work?
Contoura™ Vision laser treatment will smooth out any surface irregularities on your cornea, significantly improving the quality of vision for patients after the procedure. The advanced laser technology takes several topographical images of your eye and analyzes the 22,000 unique elevation points on the cornea to recommend a custom treatment.

Am I a Candidate for Contoura™?
Contoura™ Vision is an exciting new treatment that will be available for many, but not all patients. Topography-guided LASIK is for patients that are nearsighted with and without an astigmatism.

Topography-Guided LASIK is also especially helpful to patients with astigmatism, as no two astigmatism patterns are the same. This personalized LASIK procedure addresses these differences much more accurately than before, creating the need for treatments that are not “one-size fits all”. A thorough consultation with a LASIK specialist is the best way to determine if this treatment would be beneficial.

Moreover, in a recent multicenter clinical trial the results demonstrated that the personalized Topography-Guided Contoura™ Vision redefined quality vision with more than 30% of eyes achieving better unaided visual acuity 12 months after surgery than with glasses or contact lenses prior to surgery. [1] In this US-based clinical trial, 92.6% of eyes that received topography-guided LASIK treatment achieved 20/20 vision or better: specifically, 64.8% experienced 20/16 vision or better, and 34.4% could see 20/12.5 or better, 12 months after surgery. The procedure also showed statistically significant reductions in some of the visual symptoms associated with LASIK, such as glare, light sensitivity, difficulty driving at night and difficulty while reading.

[1] FDA Clinical Trials. Allegretto Wave Eye-Q Addendum Procedure Manual T-CAT Topography-Guided Treatments.

Dr. Neil B. Griffin is one of the leading ophthalmologists in the South Carolina area and specializes in cataract and LASIK surgery in Myrtle Beach.  He is committed to providing world class surgical technology and the most advanced vision diagnostics to the South Carolina and Myrtle Beach area. Griffin Eye Center offers the latest in cataract surgery with the most advanced Intra-Ocular Lenses available and a state-of-the-art on-site LASIK suite for the best Laser Vision Correction.

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